As the retail industry continues to rapidly evolve and respond to the various challenges and opportunities that it currently faces, it takes a law firm with a commitment to and specialist understanding of the industry to keep up
From the way customers shop, to the changes seen on the high street, tenants misusing CVAs and the need to repurpose and rethink use of retail premises, confidence and an openness to innovation is required to meet the needs of the consumer as well as the investor.
As a specialist commercial property law firm, with a dedicated retail team, we partner with you as you make investment decisions and help you maximise the value of your retail assets.
We believe our absolute focus on real estate brings specific benefits for our clients.
At Maples Teesdale the property sector is our sector, it’s all we do and our team is very committed to it. Whilst we work on significant capital transactions such as acquisitions, sales and refinancing exercises, we also have a broad depth of experience and genuine interest in asset management work; it is very much core to our business. We understand the critical importance of effective asset management to our clients, we do a lot of this type of work, we enjoy it and we actively seek opportunities to do it.
We pride ourselves on being commercial. We understand that, once our clients have agreed the commercial terms of a transaction, the legal documentation just needs to “get done”, so that the opportunity can be translated into income and value for our clients as soon as possible.
We work with our clients in a collaborative manner – we see ourselves very much as part of their team and work with them, not just for them.
We attend and invite our clients to join us at industry events, dinners and conferences, such as Bisnow events, and industry bodies we support such as REVO and the BPF. We proactively seek to make introductions between our clients and contacts in the retail sector through tailored events and networking opportunities.
We have a sizeable landlord/institutional client base which means we are conscious of and at the forefront of advising on institutional concerns and trends. We work collaboratively with our clients, regularly discussing such issues with them and exploring how to implement best practice for their business. For example recently we have been advising retail clients on sustainability, CVAs, repurposing retail space and the RICS service charge professional statement.